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News24.com | What the apartheid flag judgment means
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:57:32 +0200
Twenty-five years after the apartheid flag was abolished and replaced with the current one, which represents colours symbolising unity, the gratuitous display of the old flag has now been declared to be hate speech. What does this mean?
News24.com | Sharper teeth for Parliament's financial watchdog committee as Scopa and SIU agree to work together
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:59:26 +0200
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has reached an agreement with the Special Investigating Unit to refer various cases to the SIU for investigation.
News24.com | Lion attack: Private game farm owners must be vigilant, says MEC
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:24:41 +0200
Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has offered condolences to the loved ones of the man who was killed by lions on a game farm east of Pretoria.
News24.com | Jiba 'vindicated' after court order stalls Parliamentary process
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:49:25 +0200
Parliament's process to consider President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to fire senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi has been put on ice until September 19 at the earliest.
News24.com | Arms deal commission ignored serious allegations and key evidence - judge
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:54:31 +0200
The findings of the Seriti commission, which was supposed to investigated the 1999 R30bn arms deal, has been set aside in a precedent-setting judgment – the first to review the findings of a commission of inquiry.
News24.com | Beach swearing ban in Cape Town? 'Jou ma se beach' laws unpacked
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:29:04 +0200
The City of Cape Town is taking flak for its proposed new coastal by-laws, with a proposed prohibition on swearing raising the ire of many.
News24.com | Taxpayers forking out for arms deal inquiry costs are 'sponsoring their own robbery' - EFF
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:10:31 +0200
South Africans must ask why now-retired Judge Willie Seriti, and/or those who appointed him, are not being asked to pay personal costs after the High Court set aside the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry, the EFF says.
News24.com | African swine fever detected in Gauteng again
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:58:10 +0200
Gauteng officials have warned farmers of a new outbreak of African swine fever, after it was detected in the Swaniesville area.
News24.com | 'I have decided to walk away'- suspended Cape Town transport head Melissa Whitehead resigns after disciplinary hearing
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:14:56 +0200
Suspended City of Cape Town transport executive director Melissa Whitehead has resigned after being found guilty on two charges at a disciplinary hearing.
News24.com | 14 injured after Airbus plane to Mauritius drops 100 metres over turbulence
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:07:43 +0200
Fourteen people were lightly injured when a flight operated by Spanish charter airline Evelop from Mauritius to Madrid hit severe turbulence, the company says.
News24.com | Pakistan asks UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:02:56 +0200
Pakistan has lodged an official complaint with the United Nations, demanding the removal of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as a UN goodwill ambassador over her "support for war" amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
News24.com | EFF welcomes Unisa renaming building after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:16:50 +0200
The EFF has welcomed the decision by the Unisa to rename one of its buildings after late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Sport24.co.za | England legend picks Proteas duo in best ever XI
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:09:52 +0200
Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has named his best-ever cricket XI with former Proteas stars Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers selected.
Channel24.co.za | WATCH: Netflix basically turned the Fyre Festival disaster into a limited horror series and tbh we'd watch it!
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:00:23 +0200
Netflix has tapped into that horror show of a true story and turned it into a fictional limited series and to be honest it looks like just the type of junk TV we're hungry for.
News24.com | Haffejee inquest: Security Branch cop dies before family gets a chance at closure
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:59:44 +0200
The planned inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Hoosan Haffejee has hit a setback after it emerged that Captain James Taylor, one of the Security Branch policemen who arrested and interrogated him, has died
News24.com | Ruling on arms deal shows that rule of law still prevails - De Lille
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:57:59 +0200
Patricia de Lille, who first blew the whistle on the arms deal, believes the Gauteng High Court judgment setting aside the findings of the Seriti commission is evidence that the rule of law still prevails.
News24.com | Tshwane special council sitting fails to reach decision on acting city manager
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:22:23 +0200
The fate of Tshwane acting city manager James Murphy will now only be known next week.
News24.com | WATCH: Another day of protests in Richards Bay
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:23:31 +0200
In its third day of protests, the KwaZulu-Natal city of Richards Bay has been fraught with violent protests as taxi drivers call for drug peddlers and criminals to be marched out of the community.
News24.com | Masina slams Ramaphosa, praises Mkhwebane: 'She is under attack'
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:53:07 +0200
Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has come out in defence of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying she is "under attack from everyone".
News24.com | Ramaphosa Q&A: Maimane to ask urgent question on ministers' CR17 campaign work
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:42:30 +0200
DA leader Mmusi Maimane wants an urgent question relating to President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidency campaign funding to be added to the list for the hotly anticipated question and answer session in the National Assembly.

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